Description : The drums of war thunder once again... World of Warcraft redefined online gaming for millions and millions of people, and in the fifteen years since its launch, each new chapter in the game's story has been bolstered through the Blizzard Entertainment's incredible cinematics. The Cinematic Art of World of Warcraft goes behind the scenes with the team who built the game's stunning movies. With never-before-seen concept art and accounts of the creative and technical process, this is the definitive visual gallery of how countless artists brought the world of Azeroth to life in incredible detail and motion. The first instalment in a new series, The Cinematic Art of World of Warcraft: Volume 1 is a visual chronicle covering the cinematics from the beginning of World of Warcraft through to the Warlords of Draenor expansion
Description : With never-before-seen concept art and accounts of the creative and technical process, this is the definitive visual gallery of how countless artists brought the world of Azeroth to life in incredible detail and motion.
Description : Gaming fans have been waiting more than two years for WRATH OF THE LICH KING the latest addition to World of Warcraft. Now, they can experience Northrend’s icy steppes and uncharted mountains through the art and imagination of the creative team behind this epic game. Containing more than 150 drawings, concept art pieces, and final renders, as well as secrets of game mythology and development stories, this mesmerizing book reveals how Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed series gets made. In addition to a behind-the-scenes technical look at the game cinematics and developmental art, Fans learn how Blizzard updated Arthas the Death Knight to be even more evil than in Warcraft III and how a new central character, Sindragosa the Frost Wyrm, was developed. Other features explore technical dimensions and Blizzard’s influence on the game world and beyond. EACH BOOK COMES WITH: Two 8” x 10” original art cards in vellum sleeve and a 12-page illustrated storybook on the creation of the frostwyrm Sindragosa, that make this a must-have for any WoW fan.
Description : Gaming fans have been waiting for this reprint of The Wrath of the Lich King, with cinematic art from World of Warcraft that offers a rare, behind-the-series look for collectors. Fans can experience Northrends icy steppes and uncharted mountains through the art and imagination of the creative team behind this epic game.
Description : Starting with the announcement trailer in 2014, Overwatch's award-winning cinematics captured the hearts of millions across the world, introducing them to a hopeful science-fiction world where heroes are needed. Crafting these animated shorts required the Blizzard cinematics team to explore new ways of animated film making with a bold new art style, more frequent releases, and intimate collaboration with the game team. The Cinematic Art of Overwatch chronicles this journey, featuring never-before-seen art and anecdotes that illustrate how Overwatch's richly imagined characters and world were brought to life through cinematic storytelling.
Description : For more than two decades, players have led the zerg, protoss, and terrans into battle for galactic dominance in StarCraft, StarCraft II, and multiple campaign expansions. The Cinematic Art of StarCraft offers a detailed view into the history and philosophy of Blizzard's revolutionary cinematics team. Focusing on the craft and storytelling of cinematics and filled with anecdotes from the creators, The Cinematic Art of StarCraft gives fans a unique peek into the cinematics that have wowed millions of fans across the Koprulu sector.
Description : For more than twenty years, the artists behind Diablo have conjured new visions of the heavens and the hells, built nightmarish corridors filled with monsters and demons, and unleashed swarms of malevolent creatures upon tens of millions of players worldwide. Featuring never before seen content, The Art of Diablo plunges into the concept, design, and environmental art that has defined the world of Sanctuary and the Eternal Conflict at the core of Blizzard Entertainment's action-packed dungeon-crawling game.
Description : This collection offers a multi-faceted exploration of transmediations, the processes of transfer and transformation that occur when communicative acts in one medium are mediated again through another. While previous research has explored these processes from a broader perspective, Salmose and Elleström argue that a better understanding is needed of the extent to which the outcomes of communicative acts are modified when transferred across multimodal media toward fostering a better understanding of our knowledge of communication more generally. Building on this imperative as a point of departure, the book details a variety of transmediations, viewed through three different lenses. The first part of the volume looks at narrative transmediations, building on existing work done by Marie-Laure Ryan on transmedia storytelling. The second section focuses less on narratological instances and more on the spatial dynamics of transmediation and the role of embodiment in the process. The final third of the book explores the challenges of transmediating scientific data into narrative format in the context of environmental issues. Taken together, these sections highlight a range of case studies of transmediations and in turn, the complexity and variety of the process, informed by the different methodologies of the different disciplines to which these transmediations belong. This innovative volume will be of particular interest to students and scholars in multimodality, communication, intermediality, semiotics, and adaptation studies.
Description : BradyGames The Art of Warcraft features an inside look at the stunning art from the Warcraft series. Art from every stage of game development will be included, from early concepts to finished pieces, along with behind-the-scenes commentary from the Blizzard development team. Enoromous coverage including Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft II, and Warcraft, plus an exclusive glimpse at the upcoming World of Warcraft game. Anecdotal captions relevant to the story and events of the Warcraft series are also included. This timeless reference piece will give countless hours of enjoyment to avid Warcraft gamers everywhere!
Description : Traces the evolution of Blizzard Entertainment from a three-person console-game development studio in 1991 through the evolutions of the blockbuster Warcraft®, StarCraft® and Diablo® series, in an account that examines the studio's creative forces as reflected by more than 700 pieces of concept art, paintings and sketches. 25,000 first printing. Video game tie-in.